Accident Westland Sea King HAS5 XZ577, Saturday 1 June 1991
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Date:Saturday 1 June 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic S61 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Westland Sea King HAS5
Owner/operator:826 NAS FAA RN
Registration: XZ577
MSN: WA845
Year of manufacture:1976
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Bay of Bengal, off Chittagong -   Bangladesh
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Control was lost after striking the flightdeck nets during unauthorised high speed pass over RFA Fort Grange. Ditched and sank. The three crew and four passengers were rescued. The aircraft had been taking part in cyclone relief operations in Bangladesh. The First Pilot had vacated his seat for a ships officer and so was unable to supervise or take control. Aircraft was not recovered.


Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
19-Dec-2009 08:56 TB Updated
29-Dec-2009 06:12 TB Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities]
07-Mar-2010 09:57 TB Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
15-Jan-2013 11:25 Nepa Updated [Operator]
22-Jun-2013 15:35 TB Updated [Registration, Operator, Source, Narrative]
17-Jul-2015 11:14 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Narrative]
12-Jan-2016 11:20 Kraus Updated [Operator]
30-Aug-2020 20:21 MiG15 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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